explicitly explicitly  /ɪks ˈplɪ sət li/


  • (adv) in an explicit manner


  1. The bill does not explicitly say that.
  2. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the president supports language in health overhaul legislation that explicitly prohibits money for abortions.
  3. He could explicitly relax or tweak his deadline for congressional action.


  1. Meeting could resolve building demolition flap

    The Maui County Council has scheduled a special meeting next week to, among other things, consider amending the current county budget to explicitly call for the demolition of the Old Wailuku Post Office. The meeting is set for 9 a.m.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Maui News

  2. The Journalist's Guide To Not Getting Charged With Espionage

    Journalists nationwide were miffed on Wednesday after New York Congressman and Super Mario Bros. Mini-boss Peter King explicitly called on the Department of Justice to go after Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald for publishing classified documents revealing how much the NSA has been spying on all of us. This is almost certainly not going to happen, and would be a huge injustice if it did. But it ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Gawker

  3. Bonacic: Partial-birth abortion ban 'too late' for women's bill

    State Sen. John Bonacic said Thursday that an amendment to the proposed Women's Equality Act that would explicitly ban partial-birth abortion is "probably too little too late."
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Middletown Times Herald-Record


  1. "Iran, openly, explicitly and publicly threatens to wipe Israel off the map. Can you say that this is the same level, when they are aspiring to have nuclear weapons, as America, France, Israel, Russia?," Olmert replied.
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Ehud Olmert Source: Reuters Canada

  2. "It took us too long after people started contacting us to change the product so that users had to explicitly approve what they wanted to share," Zuckerberg said. "Instead of acting quickly, we took too long to decide on the right solution....
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Mark Zuckerberg Source: Reuters India

  3. "It is explicitly clear from these images that this is the indiscriminate killing of whales, where you have a whale and its calf killed in this way," Australian Environment Minister Peter Garrett told reporters.
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: Peter Garrett Source: International Herald Tribune

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affectation affectation
/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /